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Half of North American birds facing decline

Half of all bird species in North America — including the bald eagle — are at risk of severe population decline by 2080 if the swift pace of global warming continues, the National Audubon Society concluded in a study released Monday.

CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

WASHINGTON, D.C — Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said today.

U.S. job growth slows to 142K

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in eight months in August, snapping a streak of robust gains and surprising analysts because recent reports had suggested that the economy was steadily improving.

Communication errors cited in friendly-fire deaths in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Communication errors by troops on the ground and in the air led to the deaths of five American soldiers and one Afghan during a June battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation concluded in a report released Thursday.

Judge: BP’s ‘reckless conduct’ caused Gulf oil spill

BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal judge has ruled that BP’s “gross negligence” resulted in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and spilled more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Court grants plea in health care case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal appeals court in Washington threw out a ruling today that called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums under the president’s health care law.

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

NEW YORK — Police handcuffed several protesters in New York and Detroit today as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.

Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The president of a missionary group says a third American sickened with the Ebola virus decided to return to Liberia after the other two people became ill.

Cease-fire agreement with Russia reached, officials say

KIEV, Ukraine — The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said today that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but there was no immediate indication that the fighting would stop.

Russia’s gains cloud Obama’s assurances

For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia’s backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West’s inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.

U.S. manufacturing growing steadily

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.

32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run today, a spokesman said.

U.S. eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

CHICAGO — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

No alcohol taste tests for children

PITTSBURGH — A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what’s in that bottle or glass.

Dear Abby

Responsibility for birth control falls on both men and women